Expat Cyprus News
Latest 10 news items tagged Cyprus
8 Apr at 6 PM 2019
Ireland isn’t the only island being threatened by the worsening Brexit situation.
The need for an Irish backstop as part of the Brexit agreement could also be applied to another, similar island set in slightly warmer climes – Cyprus
. As in Ireland, the former British dependency is split into two halves and is home to a good proportion of the British military, although revolution isn’t the issue as yet in either case.
The Greek half of Cyprus
holds a large contingent of British military, set in Sovereign Base Areas containing...
3 Apr at 6 PM 2019
British expats and the British economy aren’t the only sectors expected to suffer due to Brexit.
The upcoming disaster known as Brexit won’t just wreck the British economy and several million expats’ lives as it will also hit on the economies of a good number of the remaining EU member states. According to a report from Standard and Poor, the Netherlands, Ireland and Luxembourg will be worst hit, with Cyprus
also extremely susceptible to the effects of new rules on the export of a variety of services and goods to the UK.
26 Mar at 6 PM 2019
Recently-arrived British expats on Cyprus
appreciate extra time for arranging residency.
is now joining with a good number of other EU member states in giving British expats more time to arrange their residency status in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Both new arrivals and established Britons will now have at least a year to get official residency status, a move which is being strongly approved by the UK government’s High Commission on the island.
Some 70,000 British expats are living either full or part-time on Cyprus
18 Mar at 6 PM 2019
In spite of Cyprus
government reassurances, British expats are still living in limbo.
Some 70,000 Britons call Cyprus
their home, with the vast majority still angry at how easily their carefully-planned lives can be destroyed by thinly-disguised political manipulation in their country of origin. Even although the Cypriot
government has allowed expat residents a year to get their papers in order, they’re fully aware the entire mess could fall apart at any moment, leaving them with shattered dreams and broken lives.
13 Mar at 6 PM 2019
As the March 29 deadline looms closer and the British parliament becomes even more disorderly, a huge number of UK expats are still totally confused about the effect on their lives of a no-deal exit.
Although the vast majority of EU member states have now reassured their British expat communities as to their rights in the event of a no-deal crash out of the EU, expats are still confused over many aspects of their lives. For example, expats who have money in British bank accounts and use their debit cards to access funds when needed...
26 Feb at 6 PM 2019
is the latest EU member state to attempt to calm the fears of its British expatriates.
Lawmakers in Cyprus
have released an assurance that, in the event of a no-deal Brexit, British citizens will be allowed to stay and enjoy their rights as stated in the withdrawal agreement. According to a spokesperson from Cyprus’s High Commission, the present position is that expats on Cyprus
as well as Cypriot
expats in the UK can continue their lives as usual whilst negotiations during the withdrawal period map out any future changes...
15 Feb at 6 PM 2019
As expatriate professionals’ stability and security in the Arab States become more fragile, those with spare funds are rushing to get second passports.
A major reason for choosing one expat relocation destination over others is the stability of the country and the security of the job itself as well as the required work visa. Even the most optimistic foreign workers in the UAE would now have to admit the current concentration on dramatically reducing the numbers of expats employed doesn’t represent security and stability. As a...
14 Feb at 6 PM 2019
has assured its UK expat residents their rights will remain should a no-deal Brexit be the final result.
The former British colony of Cyprus
prior to the island’s independence in 1960 has now reassured its British expat community their rights will be protected in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The island has joined a number of other EU member states in giving at least some security to British expatriates living, working or retiring in popular expat regions. The message was sent to the UK government’s Foreign Secretary...
11 Feb at 6 PM 2019
Retirement – what about a post-Brexit QROPS?
The freedom to choose another country for your retirement years is a romantic notion, but it’s now become far more popular due to ease of travel and a wide choice of destinations to suit all pockets. The excitement of a whole new environment is hard to resist, especially as many Western countries are mired in political chaos and instability. Sadly, for would-be British expats, Brexit is almost certain to slash their options as regards choice of a new homeland, but it’s also providing...
6 Feb at 6 PM 2019
Even before Brexit becomes a reality, many thousands of British citizens have voted with their feet by applying for European citizenship.
One major reason for expatriating is that the UK just doesn’t feel like home any more, according to those who can’t wait to leave or have already left. Those with Irish grandparents are the luckiest, with 200,000 Brits claiming to be descendents of Irish citizens stating their relationships on their passport applications in 2018. The mass exodus includes those whose families were originally from...